Diversity, Stress, & Health, KIN/HS 169, Spr 2018 (Jeffery) Page 1 of 8 San José State University College of Applied Sciences & Arts/Department of Kinesiology KIN/HS 169, Diversity, Stress, and Health, Sections 01 and 03 Spring 2018 Course and Contact Information Instructor: Karin Jeffery, Ph.D. Office Location: SPX 156 Telephone: (408) 924-8946 Email: [email protected] Office Hours: Wednesday 12:00-1:15 p.m., or by appointment Class Days/Time: Section 01: Monday/Wednesday 10:30-11:45 am Section 03: Monday/Wednesday 1:30-2:45 pm Classroom: YUH 236 Prerequisites: Passage of the Writing Skills Test (WST) or ENGL/LLD 100A with a C or better (C- not accepted). Upper division standing (60 units) and Completion of Core General Education. 100W is strongly recommended as a prerequisite or co-requisite to all Self, Society, and Equality in the U.S. courses. GE/SJSU Studies Category: Area S - Self, Society, & Equality in the U.S. Students are strongly encouraged to satisfy GE Areas R, S, and V with courses from departments other than the major department. Completion of, or co-registration in, a 100W course is strongly recommended. A minimum aggregate GPA of 2.0 in GE Areas R, S, & V shall be required of all students (University Policy S12-9). Course Description Impact of structured inequalities on stress and health of diverse populations. Analysis of physiological/psychosocial health factors related to diversity, as well as behavioral interventions and social actions that mediate stress and optimize health and social justice. 3 units. Course Premise, Goals, and Learning Outcomes Premise Diverse racial and cultural groups that encounter prejudice and structured inequalities experience a form of social injustice that results in triple jeopardy. First, their experiences with prejudice, discrimination, and structured inequalities often result in unequal access to, and ownership of, various resources (e.g., social support, health care, employment and educational opportunities, financial and corporate advancement opportunities). Second, their experiences of inequality are invariably associated with chronic psychosocial and environmental stressors (e.g., social alienation, language barriers, cultural conflicts, violent neighborhoods, exposure to chemical hazards, overcrowded housing) that are often disruptive to a person’s lifestyle and productivity in the work environment. Third, the chronic stressors experienced by racial and cultural groups often result in health-related disorders and/or illnesses.